and I am sleeping an average of 8-9 hours a day, pretty much like I would normally do. I made a feeble attempt at a kind of polyphasic sleep but after two days of trying to get by on mostly short naps I would become comatose for about 14-18 hours. not helpful.
I bought a fancy pen and a red refill for it. one day they will probably become completely obsolete, but everyone I know who publishes books still goes through printed galleys by hand--or has their graduate student researcher do it for them. but so my pen is the blue one with gold swirly stripes fourth from the left. It was not as expensive as it might look or maybe it doesn't look expensive at all but I thought I should get something besides another uniball pen to mark up galleys with. we will be testing my ability to keep track of a pen. it already has a spot. I just have to remember now never to put it someplace else even just "till I get back" or it will be instantly and permanently lost.
now I have no choice but to write another book. well, I guess that's ok.